Ronald E. Nelsen, 73, a long time resident of White City, Oregon, passed away at Rogue Regional Medical Center July 22, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. By his side was his loving wife, Betty and family. Ron was born July 22, 1939 in Bertha, Minn.
Ron had worked as a logger all over Oregon and Northern California for over 41 years running heavy- equipment. An avid sportsman, Ron enjoyed hunting and camping with his friends and family. He also enjoyed many years of going to NASCAR races to support his favorite driver Dale Earnhardt.
Ron enjoyed his garden and took pride in producing the finest, ripest tomatoes every year. Ron and Betty enjoyed many drives and long walks up the mountains to retrieve morel mushrooms. Ron could spot them a mile away!
Ron’s sense of humor and kindness always made people feel at ease in his presence; his laughter and jokes could light up a room anytime.
Ron’s loving nature surrounded his family; a man you could always count on and would put others first before himself.
Ron is survived by his wife of 17 years Betty; six loving children: Gus, Vickie, Mark, Debbie, Bob and Jim from previous marriages; two sisters; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Officiating will be Pastor Shane Wallis.